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World Pushkin International creative contest established by the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the Pushkin State Museum Reserve has completed. A shortlist comprising 16 finalists has been announced. They all were invited for the contest final stage to take place from 31st of October until 2nd of November 2017, in Boldino. According to...

19.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Culture

Russkiy Mir Foundation and Russian International Olympic University presented educational potential of Russia to students from twenty countries on October 17, 2017. 90 participants of 19th World Festival of Youth and Students gained an opportunity to witness the way of working of the educational institution - Russian...

18.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Сhairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, chairman of the Russkiy Mir Foundation board of directors Vyacheslav Nikonov and executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin held a meeting with the delegation of the Republic of Cuba, as per press-service of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science. The Cuban delegation consisted of...

14.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

Russian Center was solemnly opened in Damascus State University on 9th of October. It is an important event for Syria. Members of Syrian government including Minister of Education Atef al-Naddaf and Minister of Enlightenment Gazvan al-Vas, Russkiy Mir Foundation representatives and Synergia Russian university, Russian Ministry of Education, employees of Russian Embassy in Syria, management and students of the university,...

10.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

Delegation of Russkiy Mir Foundation consisting of Russkiy Mir Foundation Executive Director V. V. Kochin and Coordinator of American programmes of the Russkiy Mir Foundation N. N. Mikhailov in the course of their short-term visit to Cuba have met the management of Russian Center opened at Jose Marti National library of Cuba. Activities of Russian Center were touched upon in the course of the...

05.10.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Third World Youth Forum of Russian compatriots supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Union of Compatriots Federation in Sofia as well as Russian Embassy in Bulgaria opens in the capital of Bulgaria. Its main topic is Destiny of Russia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The agenda for the nearest five days includes sessions, round tables and seminars where the role of Russian compatriots, their contribution...

22.09.2017
Rubric: Array
Subject: Community

Presidium of International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature widely known under its Russian abbreviation, MAPRYAL, holds enlarged session dedicated to the 50th anniversary of this association in Paris, France. Russkiy Mir Foundation supports the event. MAPRYAL is a non-governmental professional organization that brings together over 200 members from 70 countries. MAPRYAL...

15.09.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: RussianLanguage

6th International festival for Russian language students Friends, under the slogan “Our Union is Truly Special!” is conducted in health resort complex Kamchia in Bulgaria from 11 to 16th of September. Russkiy Mir Foundation, Bulgaria Sustainable Development with Bulgarian Educational Ministry support organize the event. ...

11.09.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Young people from 190 countries have applied to participate in 2017 World Festival of Youth and Students, RIA Novosti reports. According to organizers this is a record number during all the history of the festival movement. The number of applications has exceeded 50 thousand and continues to grow despite that official deadline has...

19.08.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Far Eastern branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation is continuing systematic collaboration with Pacific Fleet. Missions of vessels leaving native Vladivostok are different, though they have one common goal, which is representation of Russia’s interests abroad, its culture on the whole and marine traditions in particular. Pacific fleet leading missile cruiser Varyag became a new “marine ambassador” of the Russkiy...

18.08.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Russianist Society in Bulgaria has celebrated 50 years anniversary in Sofia at the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (MAPRYAL). Extensive congress of teachers and Russian language researches was organized with the help of Russkiy Mir Foundation. The event was opened with the conference “Slavistics:...

03.07.2017
Rubric: Array
Subject: RussianLanguage

There were two topics on the agenda of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Trustees Board meeting. First issue was devoted to the financial plan changes in the current year, and the second one was about the Badge of Honor establishment. This badge will be given for “The active work promoting Russian language and development of the humanitarian cooperation.” ...

26.06.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Foreign participants of the World Festival of Youth and Students to take place in Sochi this autumn will get free Russian visas, according to TASS. Answering reporters’ questions, the Head of the International Youth Cooperation Committee of the Russian Federation Grigory Petushkov has claimed that Russian Foreign Ministry approved of the...

26.06.2017
Rubric: Array
Subject: Community

World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 program is already approved by the World Federation of Democratic Youth. According to WFDY president Sergey Kirienko, proposals are still expected from the International Organizing Committee but the key points have been agreed upon so far. The preparation follows the schedule, RIA Novosti reports. ...

23.06.2017
Rubric: Array
Subject: Community

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Ludmila Rostislavovna Selinsky (USA) is a member of the Congress of Russian Americans, the Russian Nobility Association in America, and the Council of Directors for the Otrada association for cultural education and aid. She spoke with Russkiy Mir about the fates of several generations of her forebears after leaving Russia, as well as her own work to preserve Russia’s cultural heritage.
From 14-22 October, Russia is hosting the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. Although its main venue will be the Sochi Olympic Park, the festival will have a truly nationwide scope: 15 regions will host participants for the festival. And it all begins with a vibrant carnival, which will go from the Kremlin to Luzhniki Stadium.
Petro Poroshenko signed the law “On Education,” which was ratified by the Ukrainian parliament on 5 September. This reform—which cut back the hours for studying the natural sciences, introduced a 12-year course of study, and reduced the quantity of budgeted positions in institutions of higher education—provoked a response for another reason: its linguistic impact.
The group comprising 24 Syrian school kids came back home from the International Children's camp Artek in the middle of September. Here, in Crimea children have spent almost three weeks. It was their first but most likely not the last acquaintance with Russia. All those kids have won Russian language Olympiad conducted by Syrian government.
The Russian expression “lost like Bekovich” once meant that someone had encountered a terrible misfortune, but it has long fallen out of common use. Nonetheless, the story of its emergence is quite revealing. Three hundred years ago, in 1717, Alexander Bekovich-Cherkassky led the first Russian army expedition to Khiva. Neither Bekovich nor the rest of his detachment were to return from this campaign.